Well, really, the way I view summer life has been very different than the reality of summer life this year. But the other day we took a break from packing boxes and spent some time out in the yard playing.
It was a much needed break, but it was also very bittersweet for me. We will be moving in a few weeks, so we're coming down to our last few days of goofing off in our yard. I know the move will be great for us, but we just love this home so much. And considering how much we have to pack and clean, I realized, this may be the last time I get photos of the kids and Bart goofing off in this yard. I loved it, but it also made me a bit sad. Change may be for the best some times, but it's always hard. :)
Anyway, these pictures are really how I view Summer Life...Bart off for the summer playing in the yard on warm summer evenings. Even if it's not very representative of our summer this year, this is how I want to remember summers in this house.
Lilly was very nervous about the ball being thrown/kicked around.
Dad made sure she got in on the fun though.
Really I think she was just sad that I blocked off her playhouse. (There are a TON of spiders in it and I decided it was no longer safe to play in until someone (cough cough...Bart) got in there and got rid of them).
After I took that picture she literally tried to climb in the window. I wish I had caught a picture of her feet hanging out of the window, but I was too busy keeping her from falling on her head. Girl loves her playhouse!
After that she decided to sit on the porch and talk on the phone. I'm pretty sure she was reporting all the shenanigans to grandma.
Bart started this game with the girls where they'd run away from him and he'd kick the ball at them...AS HARD AS HE COULD. He sure knows how to stress this mama out. And how to get these girls to giggle and laugh like none other. (Out of focus, I know, but totally worth it.) :)
Yep, this is exactly how I want to remember summer life in this home.
Check back in a few days for a link to some other lovely posts about summer life. :)